Source: eKapija | Friday, 28.12.2018.| 11:25
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CIP estimates that the construction of Pozega-Bopljare section on Corridor 11 might begin in 2021 – Negotiations with CRBC in progress

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The 107-km section from Pozega through Ivanjica to Boljare is the final section of Corridor 11 that would connect Belgrade with Montenegro. An air survey for the purpose of enabling the CIP Institute of Transportation to trace the route has been completed, and negotiations with China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), which is supposed to build the road, are in progress – Milutin Ignjatovic, the director general of CIP, stated for eKapija.

As he told our portal, the section from Pozega to Boljare is the most difficult one in terms of geological composition and topography. Based on the General Project prepared by CIP, the section is supposed to feature 51 tunnels, around 100 bridges and around 20 overpasses and underpasses. The value of the investment is around EUR 2 billion.

The Montenegrin section to Boljare should go through Berane, Andrijevica, Matesevo, Podgorica and Bar.

According to Ignjatovic, the planning of the section from Pozega through Ivanjica to Boljare can begin only once numerous terrain explorations are done (geodetic surveys, geological boring, laboratory-geomechanical tests etc.).

– In my opinion, it will only happen in 2020, and the construction can only begin in 2021 – Ignjatovic told eKapija.

– In 2005, there were around 9,000 vehicles a day on the Pozega-Arilje section. On the Arilje-Ivanjica section, there were around 6,000, and on the Ivanjica Sjenica section, there were 3,500. We expect there to be 21,000 vehicles a day on the Pozega-Ivanjica section in 2030 – Ignjatovic said.

Let us remind that the construction of the Preljina Pozega highway section, 31 kilometers long, is expected. CIP carried out the necessary geotechnical surveys to determine the route and the placement of facilities such as tunnels and bridges in 2018.

The construction of the tunnels on the Preljina-Pozega section will most likely begin in March 2019.

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